2018/2019 School year
For the first time since the start of the program, we only had ONE student today! So Ben had a day all to himself and voted on where he wanted to go. He chose the Audubon Bird Sanctuary and the National Great River Museum. After that, we went to the bowling alley and had lunch and bowled one game. We finished off the day with grabbing ice cream from the new ice cream shop the Blue Ice Creamery. It was delicious! 3/7/19
Ben has been on vacation this week so we had a Girl's Day today! We went to KFC to eat and headed to Walmart to buy some new art supplies for our upcoming projects! 2/28/19
For the next month or so, BU will be grocery shopping at Schnucks in Bethalto! The Wood River Aldi is getting a remodel so they will be closed until the first week of April! 2/25/19
Bethalto Police Station
BU visited the Bethalto Police Department to deliver donuts today! It was a great time! 2/22/19
Safety Tour & El Mezcal
Bethalto University took a driving tour of the town to look at all of the places that you could go if you needed help with something. Then, we enjoyed a tasty lunch at El Mezcal. 2/1/19
Bethalto Care Center
Bethalto University made Christmas cards for all the residents at the care center and delivered them today. Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
BU adopted a family from the district this year to make their Christmas AWESOME! We were able to shop for 2 young boys and get them some great gifts. Each of them got 1 new outfit, 2 new shirts, pajamas, a game, several superhero toys, and a new bedding set. We were so excited to be shopping for them! December 5th, 2018
BU took a trip to Subway today to order their favorite sub sandwiches! December 4th, 2018
BU went to Highflyers for lunch today to see the airplanes! November 28th, 2018
Alton Regional Multimodal transportation center
The month of November is all about travel and transportation so we spent some time touring the train station in Alton. We got to see the train tracks, the MCT pick up area, the ticket counter and the railroad museum timeline. It was so cool!
2017/2018 School YeaR
Elvis at the Care Center
BU took a MCT Tour today and learned how to get on/off an MCT Shuttle, how to transfer, and how to read a schedule. (May.4.2018)
Our Day In Edwardsville
Today marks the end of our month of Leisure... so we wrapped it up with a trip to the Glen Carbon Centennial Library (coolest one we’ve been to so far). Then, we went to Sonic to grab some lunch and headed to the Airplane Park to eat under the pavilion, which of course required us to try out a bit of the playground! Jessie says ‘it was a great day. I’ve never been to that park before and I’d like to go back!' (April.30.2018)
Dance CLass with COach Cragg
Today, we went to the Gordon Cragg Dance Studio in Alton and learned a few dances! We had so much fun! It was a nice way to wrap up our month of Leisure! April, 20th, 2018.
Leisure world tour
Today, we took a tour of Leisure World to see what having a gym membership is all about. We got to try out several machines and see how different things worked. April.13.2018
Edwarsdville Library and
A little taste of Heaven Bakery
In light of the renovations at the Bethalto Public Library, Bethalto University has decided that we should explore the other libraries in the area. We started off with the Edwardsville Public Library today.
Since we were in Edwardsville, we thought we should check out the cute little bakery down the street. We walked to A Little Taste of Heaven and grabbed a treat to have after lunch. Everyone quite enjoyed it! April.6.2018
February 23rd 2018
Bethalto University took a trip to with Robert Wadlow a happy (day late) birthday and enjoyed some Fazolis for lunch! (Friday, Feb. 23)
The beautiful weather and a week full of hard work called for some ice cream today! Bethalto University walked to Dairy Queen and ordered themselves some treats! (Thursday.Oct.26)
Bethalto University made a meal to deliver to one of our fellow Eagle Nation Staff. She has been ill so we put together Pepperoni Pizza, Green Beans, and Get Well Soon cards for her! (Tuesday.Oct.24)
We took our first trip to the Bethalto Care Center today and did some exercises with the residents. We introduced ourselves and talked with everyone about our favorite seasons and activities.
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Oct. 18. 17
We met a new friend at the library today. His name is Rufus and Lauren was kind enough to offer him her jacket. He looked a bit chilly!
Oct. 18. 2017
Oct. 18. 2017
Bethalto University participated in the CMHS Homecoming Parade on October 6th. It was a great time!!
2016/2017 School Year
We took advantage of the 'Selfie Spot' at the library today! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
We took a trip to the library today to get some new books and to check the scores of the college basketball games, of course!
We had a small group on Thursday so we took a trip to Applebee's for lunch to work on our ordering skills. Jessie, Lauren, and Mitch did a great job!
Bethalto University has been working on a Walking Challenge to walk 115 minutes by Christmas! After lots of hard work, they all met their goal and we walked to El Mezcal for lunch as our reward! We had delicious food and they sang Happy Birthday to Mitch! A great time was had by all!
National Great Rivers Museum
On Tuesday, we had a small class so we took a field trip to the National Great Rivers Museum on the Mississippi River. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot!
History of Alton Tour
The sickness seemed to have hit the University this week. On Wednesday, we only had two students so we took a historical tour of Alton. We visited the Piasa Bird, the remains of the Confederate Prison wall, the Lovejoy Monument, the Haskell Playhouse and Robert Wadlow. We had a great time exploring the sights and hope to do it again sometime!